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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Plantation Rum Isle of Fiji








Plantation  Rum Isle of Fiji...$22.99
AN ODE TO THE BEAUTY OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
From the pristine lagoons to the lush jungles, Plantation Isle of Fiji is an ode to the beauty of the Fiji Islands.
This delicious rum is made using traditional techniques and local Fijian sugar cane. First aged in this tropical climate in bourbon casks, the rum is then sailed to the southwest of France for a second maturation in French oak casks.
This double ageing method paired with Fijian know-how creates a rum with warm notes of exotic fruits and raisin.

Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey




Old Elk / TWCP Single Barrel Rye...$84.99
(compare to $89.99 at Total Wine and More)

5 Year Old Rye selected by The Wine and Cheese Place
113.7 proof


Greg Metze, Master Distiller


We just got in the non single barrel version too
Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey 5 Years Old...$84.99
100 proof

Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey --- 6 year old

New batch switched to 6 Years old!





Limited at this point.

Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey...$62.99
  • Aged 6 years
  • 95% Winter wheat
  • 5% Malted Barley
  • Distilled in Indiana

2017 Castello di Ama Haiku Toscana





2017 Castello di Ama Haiku Toscana...$66.99
The Castello di Ama 2017 Haiku (a blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Franc and Merlot in supporting roles) shows a rich and powerful center of gravity, all framed by lovely freshness and lots of rich fruit fiber. It sticks firmly to the palate with big fruit intensity, plum, blackberry, spice and cured tobacco. Haiku is a very unique wine within the context of Tuscany, and I'm not just referring to the unusual blend of grapes used here. This vintage offers darkness and a level of power that we don't usually associate with Tuscany. Yet, good context is given because the Sangiovese grape adds an authentic Tuscan touch and gives the wine a sense of place. A mere 6,000 bottles were made.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Domaine Delsol Picpoul de Pinet

We like the grape Picpoul and our customers like the grape Picpoul!
We have found another one that we think you will enjoy!




2018 Domaine Delsol Picpoul de Pinet...$14.99
100% Picpoul (one of the oldest indigenous Languedoc varieties)
TASTING NOTE: Domaine Delsol is a dry, light, refreshing wine. The nose is fruity and floral, with hints of rose petal and lime. In the mouth it is lively and fresh with well balanced acidity. 
FOOD PAIRING: Ideal with shellfish, grilled fish and fresh cheeses.

More info about the estate...
Domaine Delsol is ideally situated along the Thau Lagoon in Montagnac in the newly formed Picpoul de Pinet AOC. The lagoon and Mediterranean breezes make the nights cooler than in other areas of the Languedoc. This and the high humidity create perfect conditions for growing Picpoul de Pinet. Domaine Delsol consistently produces a fresh, aromatic white wine with buoyant, ripe fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Apparently Hannibal and his elephants passed through what was to become the Domaine on their way to Rome, so elephants have become a kind of mascot for Delsol. 

Maker's Mark


Our Maker's Mark Bourbon comes with socks!
Grab a bottle!





From Maker's Mark Website!
Maker's Mark & Cola Float
SERVES: 1
Legend has it that the Ice Cream Float was invented on a particularly hot Philadelphia day by a soda vendor who had run out of ice. To cool his drinks, Robert McCay Green tried ice cream and, while the result wasn't exactly what Green intended, his floats did create a bit of a sensation. This premium, grown-up version features Maker's® with its dark chocolate notes playing nicely against ice cream and cola.


What to get
  • 1 oz. Maker's Mark® Bourbon
  • 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 4–6 oz. cola
  • 2 tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts

What to do
  • Add 2 scoops of ice cream to a frosted mug, followed by Maker's Mark® Bourbon.
  • Slowly add the cola and finish by sprinkling chopped peanuts.
  • Serve with a paper straw and spoon!

Jean Marie Reverdy Sancerre La Villaudiere










Great new Sancerre!

2018 Jean Marie Reverdy Sancerre La Villaudiere...$24.99
Our white Sancerre AOC. This wine displays a limpid, pale yellow hue with golden highlights. Expressive on the nose, combining floral fragrances with aromas of white peach and exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit). Well-balanced and honest on entry, the wine is underpinned by freshness and powerful, long-lasting acidity on the finish, revealing a lovely minerality. You will love this characterful Sancerre served at a cocktail buffet, or with shellfish or poultry in a sauce.

Domaine Saint Prefert Cuvee Speciale Vieilles Clairettes






Only produced in MAGNUMS!
SUPER LIMITED - 133 cases made and  26 cases imported
We do not deal with "grey market wines".  We acquire all of our St. Prefert  through the U.S. importer. Be careful about grey market versions of this wine and other St. Prefert wines. You do not know how it is stored if it comes to the U.S. through non proper channels.
"In the wine trade, grey marketing is the process of securing wine from any source other than the registered/established U.S. importer. Most grey market goods are purchased directly from European retailers or importers, behind the back of the registered U.S. import agent.".  Grey market wines are usually cheaper price but you do not know the providence and how they were stored and shipped.  


2017 Domaine Saint Prefert Cuvee Speciale Vieilles Clairettes...$329.99 / 1.5ltr (magnum)
A beauty, with macadamia nut, brioche, lemon curd and creamed Jonagold apple notes providing the fat, while pink grapefruit zest, verbena, chamomile and quinine details serve as a perfectly bracing counterpoint. Everything knits seamlessly through the very long, pure and creamy finish. Drink now through 2030. 133 cases made, 26 cases imported
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator
Now that it's in the bottle, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee Speciale continues to impress. Gentle toast and honey notes accent white peaches in a wine that really does resemble a top white Burgundy. Yes, it's a bit fuller-bodied and more flavorful than most, but then it finishes long and crisp. Wow!
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
I was able to taste two barrels of the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clairette Vieilles Vignes, both showing different profiles, one richer and fatter, the other fresher and more focused. Both had classic honeyed citrus and mineral aromas and flavors, some oak to integrate, terrific concentration, and a big finish. It's going to unquestionably be another great vintage for this cuvée, and there are few whites out there that can pull off this rich, concentrated, yet vibrant and complex style so well. Don’t miss it.
Rated 95-97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Old Bakery Oktoberfest






Old Bakery Oktoberfest....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This Classic Oktoberfest Lager is perfect for fall! It is brewed with Munich Malt, and lots of it, to create a crisp, toasty amber lager.
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 25
Malt: Munich Malt, Pale Malt & Black Malt
Hops: US Magnum, Sterling & Crystal
Yeast: German Lager
We Like to Pair it With: Bratwurst, Braised Red Cabbage

Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest



Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest...$9.99 / 6pk
Just in time for fall and its most notable Fest, this limited release Imperial Oktoberfest Lager is our emboldened Prost! to one of the world's most recognized styles. The Kaiser weaves together rich, toasted Vienna and Munich malts with the floral spiciness of Hersbrucker and Bravo hops to create a bold and brazen dry Imperial Oktoberfest.

Moonlight Mead Kiss Goodnight Bourbon Barrel Aged Mead






Moonlight Mead Kiss Goodnight Bourbon Barrel Aged Mead...$24.99 / 375ml
Bourbon barrel aged Mead with Natural Flavors. We used certified organic honey from Brazil, Sweet Orange Peel, and Roasted Cacao-Nibs to make this rich sweet beverage, that we are sure you will enjoy on a cold winter eve.

2017 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Auguste Favier

More in stock now!


Chateauneuf du Pape Superstars!
“Proprietress Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level, and she’s unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on earth today”-Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Auguste Favier...$69.99
Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier reveals a deep purple color as well as extraordinary notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, smoked meats, incense, and dried flowers. Always based on Grenache yet with 10-15% Cinsault, this full-bodied, deep, opulent Châteauneuf Du Pape tastes like the essence of Provence, is incredibly complex, has sweet tannins, and despite all its richness and depth, stays pure, fresh, and light on its feet. It’s one of the finest vintages of this cuvée to date!
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Silkier than either the regular cuvée or the Charles Giraud, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier delivers gentle spice notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice over ripe blackberries. Full-bodied, supple and long on the finish, it's a triumph of elegance in a vintage that leans more toward tannic force.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Juicy and youthfully compact, featuring a core of rolled-up plum, raspberry and blackberry paste flavors that should slowly unwind with time in the cellar, melding with the backdrop of roasted apple wood, licorice snap and sweet tobacco. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2035. 1,500 cases made, 300 cases imported.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
Bright violet. Ripe red berry, rose oil, Asian spice and incense scents, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds slowly with air. Sappy, energetic and pure, offering palate-caressing raspberry preserve, cherry pie and floral pastille flavors that show a suave blend of depth and energy. Displays sharp delineation and floral lift on the impressively long, subtly tannic finish, which leaves behind notes of candied red berries and spicecake.
Rated 95-96/100 Vinous Media

Evesham Wood - a store favorite!

Founded by Russ Raney (of St. Louis) in 1986, Evesham Wood is based on the idea that small is beautiful. To maintain a high level of quality, we rely on two basic principles: obtaining optimally ripe low-yield fruit from the best possible sites in the Willamette Valley, and using minimal intervention in the winemaking process. That approach is alive and well today, and is evident in every bottle we produce.


Evesham Wood Pinot Noir a Willamette Valley Institution
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir has been a long time store favorite, we can hardly keep the Willamette Valley bottling on the shelf. We have just received a small allocation of their 2017 Cuvee J and Les Puits Sec Pinot Noir, these are as good as it gets.


2018 Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot Noir...$20.99
Even in a Pinot portfolio packed with value, this may top them all. Pinpoint balance spotlights spicy berry fruit, ripe and well-managed tannins, and surprising length. The herbal highlights are properly constrained, and the finish suggests that it could even age further for up to five years
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Rated 92/100 James Suckling




  • certified organically grown
  • 475 cases produced
2017 Evesham Wood Les Puits Sec Pinot Noir....$37.99
Bright scarlet color. Musky red and blue fruits, pungent flowers and a hint of succulent herbs on the perfumed nose. Bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors show appealing sweetness and building floral and spice topnotes. Finishes impressively long and floral, with a lingering cherry note and smooth tannins that sneak in late.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media



One of the most sought after domestic Pinot Noirs
One of the greatest characteristics Russ finds in our proprietary yeast that he “isolated” from a bottle of 1986 Jayer Echezeaux (hence the name Cuvee "J") is the velvety texture it imparts on the wines. 
  • certified organically grown
  • only 148 cases produced
2017 Evesham Wood Cuvee J Pinot Noir...$49.99
Brilliant ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red and dark fruits, incense and potpourri, along with an exotic spice nuance and a touch of smoky minerality. Palate-staining black raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors show sharp delineation and deepen steadily as the wine stretches out. Smoothly plays richness off elegance and finishes impressively long and appealingly sweet, with sneaky, even tannins lending shape and grip.
Rated 95/100 Vinous Media

Dom Perignon Brut Champagne

Introducing the new 2010 vintage!





2010 Moet and Chandon Dom Perignon Brut Champagne...$169.98
A firm and vivid Champagne with a precise, focused palate. Full-bodied and dry. It’s very layered and bright with light pineapple, peach, praline, cooked-apple and stone aromas and flavors. It’s very subtle and focused at the end. Integrated with richness and high acidity. Good depth. Reminds me of the 1995. Very clean. Solid. Lovely to drink already, but will age nicely.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
A graceful Champagne, featuring fragrant notes of toasted brioche and grilled nut that are more subtle on the palate, transitioning to a rich underpinning layered with a pure chime of tangerine and accents of candied ginger, toasted saffron and lime blossom. This bundles a lot of concentrated flavor into a lithe frame. The fine mousse caresses the palate through to the lasting finish. Drink now through 2035.
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator

Friday, August 28, 2020

Marie Brizard Liqueurs








Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal Liqueur...$16.99 / 750ml

The finest cocoa beans cocoa from Africa are selected to make this liqueur, which releases the full flavor of dark chocolate in the mouth, together with hints of vanilla. A recipe that combines all the velvety smoothness and the power of chocolate. Starts off with an opening dominated by intense cocoa notes, followed by delicate vanilla and caramel notes.

Marie Brizard No. 17 Yuzu Liqueur...$16.99 / 750ml
Yuzu is a key ingredient in Japanese gastronomy, thanks to its delicate and unexpected taste, halfway between grapefuit, lime and tangerine citrus. Made with natural essential oils, with no coloring and no preservatives.
Subtle citrus fruits notes.
FLAVOUR:  Innovative flavor, in a fresh and sour liqueur, with a hint of bitterness.

Pipeworks Brewing Peachy Delight







Pipeworks Brewing Peachy Delight....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Sour wheat ale with peach juice.

4 Noses Pineapple Velvet Milkshake IPA








4 Noses Pineapple Velvet Milkshake IPA..$16.99 / 4pk 16oz
Style: milkshake india pale ale
Abv: 7.1%
Malt profile: 2 row, unmalted wheat, flaked oat, malted oat, munich
Hop profile: simcoe, citra, amarillo, jarrylo

Part of our velvet series. Features pure pineapple puree, vanilla beans, and lactose. Thick, luscious mouthfeel complemented by a slightly hop forward flavor. Pairs well with hawaiian shirts.

4 Noses Oktoberfest Marzen Lager







4 Noses Oktoberfest Marzen Lager...$11.99 /6pk cans
Traditional Marzen-style lager is crisp and clean, with a malty backbone that signifies that changing seasons. This year we used a decoction mash, resulting in a fuller flavor
6.1% ABV 

97 Points and Best in Show - $14.99 !!!






2018 Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières...$14.99
30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 40% Carignan
The vast Corbières zone in the Languedoc contains a little bit of everything, from classic warmth and generosity on the outskirts of Narbonne to wild mountain wines in the hinterland and concentrated, stony wines up on the border with the Agly Valley and the Roussillon. In a way, this blend of Carignan (a great Corbières speciality) with Syrah and Grenache brings all three styles together: flowers and fruit in the billowing, sweet-scented aromas and both generous fruits and something more stony and driving in the finely constructed palate. The tannins are present but unintimidating, and the acidity is unobtrusive and ripe. So easy to drink that you almost overlook those complexities -- but they'll keep you coming back for more.
Rated 97/100 Decanter Magazine
Best in Show

Calumet Farms 8 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey









Calumet Farms 8 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey...$42.99
Each very small batch (less than 50 barrels) of Calumet Farm 8 Year Old Bourbon is crafted from hand-selected barrels of premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Distilled/Aging Location | Kentucky

Batch Size | Less than 50 Barrels (ea.)

Potency | 90 Proof (45% Alc/Vol)

Mash Bill | 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

Bottled By | Three Springs Bottling Company, Bowling Green, KY

Calumet Farm 14 Year Bourbon Whiskey






Calumet Farm 14 Year Bourbon Whiskey...$109.99
Batch Size: 19 Barrels
Barreled March 2006


Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 14 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey represents both the prestigious nature and hard-earned quality of a premium Kentucky straight bourbon. It is painstakingly crafted from extremely small batches of 19 barrels. All barrels used are aged in a single, center cut rack from the ideal maturation location and conditions inside the rick house. This expression of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family is a true convergence of craftsmanship and flavor. It is Non-Chill Filtered for added depth of character and color.


Southern Tier Pumking




Southern Tier Pumking...$12.99 / 4pk
The King of pumpkin beers.
All Hallow’s Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.

Amrut Indian Single Malts


We have not seen these for a few years! 
Back available at The Wine and Cheese Place



AMRUT Distilleries Ltd is the KING of INDIAN SINGLE MALT WHISKIES. It is best known for its eponymous AMRUT brand of single malt whisky, which is the first single malt whisky to be made in India.

The brand became famous after world famous whisky connoisseur Jim Murray gave it AMRUT FUSION a stellar 97.5 point rating in 2010. Murray named Amrut Fusion single malt whisky as the third best in the world and whisky heads began to turn.
John Hansell, editor of American magazine Whisky Advocate, wrote that "India's Amrut Distillery changed the way many think of Indian whisky - that it was, in the past, just cheap Scotch whisky blended with who knows what and sold as Indian whisky. Amrut is making whisky, and it's very good". Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is crafted in Bengaluru India.

The core range of Indian Single Malt Whiskies includes Single Malt 46%, Cask Strength, Peated and Peated Cask Strength, whiskies to be enjoyed often.

CASKS : Amrut buys bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels. Amrut uses both American new oak and used bourbon barrels in it's aging process.




Amrut Indian Single Malt Cask Strength...$68.99
61.8% ABV

Nose : Classic house style with glorious bourbon notes fused with the richest of barley statements; not entirely unlike caramelised biscuit dunked in coffee; oh, and a bit of spicy attitude, too
Taste : There we go with that unique bitter-sweet overture where the oaks and barley appear joined at the hip; lovely soft oils and then a sharp jolt of blood orange citrus, which is removed by something more buttery and delicate
Finish : Long, elegant with the most intricate of fades with the oaks showing various bourbon then buttery characteristics; there is a trace of dark sugar and cocoa to help it along its way

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky Peated ...$56.99
Nose : Unusually dry peat; not dissimilar to peat reek absorbed by an old leather armchair; a hint of citrus, too
Taste : Despite the nose, the immediate sensation is one of being caressed by molassed sugar and then a ratching up of the peat notes. As they get more forceful, so the experience becomes that little bit drier and spicier, though not without the molasses refusing to give way
Finish : You can tell the quality of the distillate and the barrels it has been matured in by the crystalline depth to the finish. Everything is clear on the palate and the butterscotch vanillas wrap the phenols for a comfortable and clean finale

Amrut Indian Single Malt Peated Cask Strength...$79.99
62.8% ABV
Nose : Gristy smoked barley, kippers with a salted butter, peppered bite
Taste : The delivery is youthful and barely reaching puberty then suddenly an intensely malty ascendancy followed by a healthy dose of drier oaks
Finish : A sublime finale for its sheer delicacy and elegance; the peat no more than oozes, there are cups galaore of sugarless medium roast Mysore and finally, as a bourbony trail is discovered, soft liquorice and molassed sugar - easily the highlight of the experience: one of the best finishes of the year

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky...$62.99
An incredible combination of 75% Cask Strength Single Malt and 25% Cask Strength Peated Single Malt, are further aged to create this multi-award winning whisky.
"One of the great whiskies found anywhere in the world" - Jim Murray - The combination of the two single malt whiskies is then further aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 6 to 9 months. The barley used in the peated malt is malted at Bairds Malt, Inverness Scotland. The intensity of the peated barley is mellowed on its journey to India. It is further mellowed when combined with the single malt, leaving a flavor that is more spicy than peaty, which is why it has won so many fans world-wide.
Amrut Fusion has won over 10 significant awards. Its first major recognition came in 2010 when it was named 3rd best Whisky in the World by the Whisky Bible and rated at 97.5 points. Besting nearly every Whisky on the earth that year put both Fusion and Amrut Distilleries on the whisky map.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Sun & Moon Cellars Chardonnay





Great new value in Chardonnay!
You are going to love this one!


Sun & Moon Cellars Chardonnay...$11.99
This wine is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in Limoux.  Limoux is arguably the best terroirs for Chardonnay in the South of France. The area is protected from the Mediterranean heat by a mountain chain, and also gets a cooling Atlantic influence, ideal for Chardonnay. In this wine, 10% of the Chardonnay is aged in oak barrels, while the remaining 90% is aged in stainless steel. The wine is assembled, then allowed to rest on its lees in stainless steel tanks before a light filtration and bottling.  This wine has a delicately perfumed nose with subtle tropical and fruit cocktail notes. In the mouth, stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot mix with sweet pear and citrus flavors. The finish is surprisingly mineral for a Southern French Chardonnay, leaving the palate refreshed and ready for the next sip.